Rotherham player Alex Rhodes (pictured) looks to artwork on his leg for inspiration.
The left winger was in and out at Bradford City last season because of hamstring injuries and inconsistency, but has become a regular at Rotherham, helping the club climb up League 2, despite a points deduction.
It is the 26-year-old's best run since turning professional with Brentford -- and he puts a lot of his new-found belief down to the Nelson Mandela speech he has had tattooed to his leg. Except there is just one problem -- Mandela never actually said the words.
Rhodes, however, is blissfully unaware of this information.
"I had a few knock-backs when I was younger, when people were telling me I was too small, but I've always been determined to prove them wrong and I just feel this quotation is appropriate for me and my life," said Rhodes.
The 139-word passage was written by an American peace activist, Marianne Williamson, and it is wrongly attributed to Mandela in his speech when he became president of South Africa 14 years ago.
The tattoo took more than five hours to finish but Rhodes said: "I really love it, especially when I am getting ready for a game.
"It's inspiring to look down and read through it as it reminds me of everything I've gone through to get where I am."
Here are the words of the tattoo: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Lets hope Rhodes doesn't change his mind about the tattoo if he finds out that Mandela didn't use the words -- and the words themselves are the inspiration, not the speaker.